The Best Episodes of Expedition Unknown

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2019

Expedition Unknown chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe. Gates begins by interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, then springboards into a fully immersive exploration. This authentic, roughshod adventure leads Gates closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane. Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and passion for off-the-map excursions.

Further Off the Rails

#1 - Further Off the Rails

Season 3 - Episode 28

Hours of footage are filmed for every episode of Expedition Unknown and some truly wild and zany moments end up on the cutting room floor. Now, Josh Gates compiles the best unseen footage, expanded scenes and never-before-televised moments from his season two adventures into one off-the-rails special.

star 9.00
2 votes
Global Game Show: Sunken Mysteries

#2 - Global Game Show: Sunken Mysteries

Season 4 - Episode 11

From submerged treasures to lost civilizations, Josh Gates quizzes his contestants on sunken mysteries from all over the world.

star 9.00
1 votes
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Global Game Show: Secrets of War

#3 - Global Game Show: Secrets of War

Season 4 - Episode 12

Josh Gates goes on a globe-trotting quest to test people's knowledge on the Nazis and their secrets for a chance to win a huge cash prize.

star 9.00
1 votes
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Mysteries of the Vikings

#4 - Mysteries of the Vikings

Season 4 - Episode 13

Josh Gates sets out on a globe-trotting investigation to find out how the Vikings became so powerful. He also explores the possibility that these fearsome warriors sailed to the United States over 500 years before any other European.

star 9.00
1 votes
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Beyond the Limit

#5 - Beyond the Limit

Season 4 - Episode 14

Josh Gates shares hilarious bonus moments from his Season 4 adventures.

star 9.00
1 votes
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Global Game Show: Curses!

#6 - Global Game Show: Curses!

Season 4 - Episode 15

Josh Gates seeks out contestants to test their knowledge of unlucky adventurers who fell victims to brutal curses. The contestants could win big cash or tempt fate and go home with nothing at all in this round of Global Game Show.

star 9.00
1 votes
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Egypt's Lost Queens

#7 - Egypt's Lost Queens

Season 4 - Episode 8

Josh Gates continues his journey through Egypt to unearth the secrets and possibly the final resting places of Nefertiti and Cleopatra.

star 8.32
127 votes
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Great Women of Ancient Egypt

#8 - Great Women of Ancient Egypt

Season 4 - Episode 7

Josh Gates strives to uncover the buried secrets of three of the most powerful and elusive women in ancient Egypt -- Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra; a facial reconstruction project is commissioned to reveal the face of King Tut's mother.

star 8.24
121 votes
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Pyramid of Legends aka Legend of the Snake King (1)

#9 - Pyramid of Legends aka Legend of the Snake King (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1

Archaeologist Dr. Richard Hansen joins Josh and his team to venture deep into the Guatemalan rainforest to find the hidden tombs of the mysterious Snake Kings in the ancient Mayan city of El Mirador.

star 8.18
137 votes
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Lost City of El Mirador aka Legend of the Snake King (2)

#10 - Lost City of El Mirador aka Legend of the Snake King (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2

Josh concludes his investigation into the mysterious Maya city of El Mirador, from the possible burial of the elusive Snake Kings to uncovering the secrets behind the fall of one of history's greatest ancient cities.

star 8.15
121 votes
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Hunt For The Metal Library

#11 - Hunt For The Metal Library

Season 4 - Episode 6

Josh travels through the jungles of Ecuador to explore the watery depths of Tayos Cave for a legendary set of metal plates believed to be created by an advanced ancient civilization.

star 8.13
128 votes
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Nazis in Argentina

#12 - Nazis in Argentina

Season 5 - Episode 3

Josh ventures to Argentina, where many Nazi SS officers escaped to after World War II.

star 8.09
118 votes
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Lost Spanish Fortune Found!

#13 - Lost Spanish Fortune Found!

Season 3 - Episode 17

Josh Gates travels the coast of Florida and to the newly opened country of Cuba in search of sunken treasure from a fleet of Spanish ships sunk in 1715. The hunt takes him deep into the Atlantic and into the previously sealed National Archives of Cuba.

star 8.09
184 votes
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Raw & Unfiltered

#14 - Raw & Unfiltered

Season 2 - Episode 6

Josh answers questions from viewers, reveals new developments in intriguing unfinished investigations, and pulls back the curtain to reveal what really happens behind the scenes in this special episode of Expedition Unknown.

star 8.08
152 votes
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Viking Secrets

#15 - Viking Secrets

Season 4 - Episode 1

From Denmark and Iceland to the United States and Canada, Josh Gates treads into Viking territory in an effort to unlock answers to their most enduring secrets, including how they attained and sustained their power and how far they really traveled.

star 8.06
146 votes
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The Secret

#16 - The Secret

Season 4 - Episode 4

Josh travels all over the US to find the treasures featured in The Secret, a cryptic book published in the 1980s. He meets with members of the book's cult following, who each think they're on the verge of finding one of the 10 remaining treasures.

star 8.06
130 votes
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Vikings In America

#17 - Vikings In America

Season 4 - Episode 2

Josh traces the Vikings' westward expansion from the volcanic landscape of Iceland to a mysterious settlement in Greenland; he aims to find out if the Vikings landed in the United States more than 500 years before any other Europeans.

star 8.03
134 votes
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India's Atlantis

#18 - India's Atlantis

Season 3 - Episode 16

Josh Gates travels to India in search of Dwarka, a mythical kingdom swallowed by the ocean. To find find evidence that the golden city is real, Josh dives into the Arabian Sea and visits a dig site that could rewrite history.

star 8.01
187 votes
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Lost Gold of Jean Lafitte

#19 - Lost Gold of Jean Lafitte

Season 5 - Episode 4

Josh ventures to the American south to uncover the mystery of real-life buccaneer Jean Laffite and the location of his hidden treasure.

star 8.01
109 votes
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Greatest Treasure Hunts

#20 - Greatest Treasure Hunts

Season 3 - Episode 33

Every episode of Expedition Unknown is a quest for discovery, an opportunity for extraordinary adventures and maybe, just maybe, a chance to find a fortune. In this one-hour special, Josh Gates counts down his 10 greatest treasure hunts and shares expanded scenes from his wildest expeditions.

star 8.00
2 votes
More Extreme Adventures

#21 - More Extreme Adventures

Season 3 - Episode 32

Josh Gates counts down his top ten most exhilarating investigations, including interviews with crew members and behind-the-scenes moments from the most thrilling, most frightening and most fun exploits during season three of Expedition Unknown.

star 8.00
1 votes
Global Game Show: Greek Odyssey

#22 - Global Game Show: Greek Odyssey

Season 3 - Episode 31

Josh Gates plays his hilarious traveling trivia game in Greece. This special episode features behind the scenes extras, expanded scenes and highlights from his investigation into the lost civilization of the Minoans.

star 8.00
1 votes
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Global Game Show: Without Borders

#23 - Global Game Show: Without Borders

Season 3 - Episode 30

Josh takes a turn as a game show host in "Global Game Show: Without Borders." He quizzes fellow travelers as he explores the globe and shares behind-the-scenes extras from some of his most recent adventures.

star 8.00
1 votes
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Nazi Gold Train

#24 - Nazi Gold Train

Season 2 - Episode 27

Josh heads to Austria to investigate one of the biggest secrets of the Third Reich.

star 8.00
1 votes
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Hitler's Atomic Secrets

#25 - Hitler's Atomic Secrets

Season 2 - Episode 28

Josh Gates goes to Austria to solve two of the most enduring mysteries of the Third Reich.

star 8.00
1 votes
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